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Who benefits when summer-born children start school later?

Tammy Campbell.  Expectant parents in England with a September due-date will no longer have to hope that their baby doesn’t arrive too early. The UK schools minister Nick Gibb recently announced that he will amend the school admissions code to

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Posted in Childhood & early education

Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

Praveetha Patalay. A few mischievous children acting out in a classroom and disrupting an entire lesson is a common scenario that teachers deal with. However, trouble-making children who hit out and misbehave are not only disruptive to teachers and classrooms,

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching

The best that has been thought and said?

Dominic Wyse I welcome the government’s continued emphasis on primary and early years education. I also like the intention to reduce bureaucracy for teachers, and to give schools more control over the curriculum. However I am concerned that these intentions

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, Uncategorized

In Holland nearly half of primary teachers are men. Why is our workforce so feminised?

Chris Husbands The Teaching Agency reported this week that the number of men training to become primary school teachers has increased by more than 50% in England in the last four years and was rising at five times the rate

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons, Teachers and teaching assistants
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